Devils Lake?woman held on suspicion of child abuse

Staff reports

Devils Lake Police Officers were called to a city residence for a welfare check at just after 5 a.m. this morning, Friday, Jan. 28.

Thomasina Short, 24, was placed under arrest for Abuse and/or Neglect of a Child, which could be a Class B Felony, depending on the circumstances. The 4-year-old child had visible marks on its forehead, according to the police report.

Short was taken into custody and while in the Devils Lake Law Enforcement Center made an attempt on her own life.

These incidents are under investigation.